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  1. I think I purchased too much Jeep?

    Have not read all the way to the end of this thread. But regarding the diesel option. If you are only doing short hops all the time a diesel might be a mistake. Todays diesels go through a regeneration process so if you are doing short hops this doesn't complete and can cause problems. If you do...
  2. Article: The king of off-road goes electric (4xe hybrid), reaches upscale, thinks bigger

    A hybrid Wrangler is interesting. What would really interest me would be a diesel generator instead of a turbo gas conventional motor. Think diesel electric locomotive, but the twist would be that the diesel generator is just that a generator so when the power grid goes down you could just plug...
  3. Birds destroying my jeep

    Yup would kill them as well. Also likely get a hefty fine from the SPCA or local bylaw officers.
  4. Birds destroying my jeep

    You have a co-worker who you are having a problem with? We had one real jerk at work who went out of their way to try and cause trouble for everyone. Problem was solved by getting cafeteria to save us their old bread which was liberally deposited around their car in the parking lot every...
  5. How many baseball caps have you lost with top and doors off?

    Lost a set of keys that were in my left pocket with the top and doors off, forgot to clip them to my belt loop. With the windshield down I take off my hat, I suppose if it were crazy glued to my head it might stay but otherwise forget it.
  6. Plug-In Hybrid Electric Wrangler Still on Track for 2020 Release Date

    Ah yes the joy of key fobs! Tell me about that one, I have a smart ForTwo Brabus. Neat car but only got the 1 fob with it when I bought it used. They want 2 arms and 2 legs for a second one because it's some weird blank and then has to be programmed to the car's computer. Something like $400 for...
  7. All About Jeep People

    Nice wheels, yeah I'm old school.... ;)
  8. Plug-In Hybrid Electric Wrangler Still on Track for 2020 Release Date

    Ah AMC 'electronics' I enjoyed trying to figure out who actually made the parts under the hood of both CJ's. Ford ignition module, GM distributor, who knows where the coil came from. And in my saddle bags I basically carried a complete electrical system just in case and that was just for driving...
  9. Plug-In Hybrid Electric Wrangler Still on Track for 2020 Release Date

    Thanks! I have a friend who runs a photo workshop in Santa Fe. Nice part of the world. If I ever get back down there.... Ha, I'm old, hopefully not too stubborn. Still won't cash in on the seniors discount at Denny's and Perkins because the portions are tiny.... Prices of Jeeps sure aren't...
  10. Help with Rubicon vs Sahara decision

    Congrats on the Sahara. Always loved that colour. Up here I'm seeing 2019 Sahara's with the 2.0L going for $10,000 less than MSRP. I agree with the other person re take off Rubicon parts. I almost bought a complete suspension, shocks, coils etc for $300 the other day from a new Rubicon. I've...
  11. Plug-In Hybrid Electric Wrangler Still on Track for 2020 Release Date

    You might just be older than me if you are 70+.... Otherwise I've also been there and done that and honestly I don't want to any more. Picking up a 100+ lb wheel and tire, nope, I just have plugs and a compressor. I do have tools in each vehicle but any new vehicle is going to be a real PITA to...
  12. Plug-In Hybrid Electric Wrangler Still on Track for 2020 Release Date

    I guess I'm getting old so a loaded Rubicon would work for me but fully understand what you say. All car manufacturers load up their hot selling rigs with expensive options that you are forced to buy but in my case I can't think of anything on a loaded Rubi I wouldn't have ordered anyway. Er...
  13. How can something so basic be FUBAR - Steering - Time to make a stand

    Yeah I'm a bit skeptical too after reading about the bigger wheels/tires and lift. From my other Jeeps I've noticed that tire tread pattern can make a big difference in terms of 'shimmy/wobble' and that would be my first suspect. Cured with an aftermarket steering stabilizer. (he says donning...
  14. Missed Something or scarring off?

    I'd walk, that sounds like the dealer trying to rip you off. Up here in Canada I can buy a used Rubicon for that price in Canadian dollars which is about 35% less then your US dollars. And if I converted your 50k into Canadian dollars I could buy a brand new 2020 for that money.
  15. Plug-In Hybrid Electric Wrangler Still on Track for 2020 Release Date

    I've also been looking into the Tesla roof even though it's prohibitively expensive the long term advantage is high. Plus up here conventional shingles aren't really standing up to the type of weather we have been having lately. I don't own an EV yet but was seriously considering one until Doug...
  16. Little bit of snow really changes the look of the roofline....

    Came across a photo of this Rubicon with about an inch or two of snow on the roof. I kind of like the rounded look that it created. Very subtle but interesting. Kind of makes me think of 'old Landcruiser' for some reason.
  17. CB Radio Antennas - Huge antennas necessary?!

    Actually it is not that difficult at all any longer, well at least if you are looking at the basic license. For that you no longer need morse code. For the more advanced licenses which allow you to operate on other frequencies eg HF then yes more theory is required. I'm up in Canada so our...
  18. CB Radio Antennas - Huge antennas necessary?!

    Don't think gov't agencies have monitored CB in decades, in the 70's many police departments monitored CB channel 9 as well as REACT however police haven't had CB in their cruisers in a long time at least up here where I live. REACT still exists but it seems to be hit and miss as to where/who is...
  19. My wife says I have a problem.....

    At some point you might have to decide whether the parts or the divorce is more expensive....



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